A METHOD FOR THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF PASSENGER/CAR FERRIES

A computer based method for the preliminary design of passenger ferries has been developed, taking account of the fact that the particular requirements for this type of vessel renders the use of existing computer aided ship design methods unsuitable. The method developed is based on data from existing vessels and utilizes an iterative approach rather than an optimization procedure. The algorithm based on this method provides two options. The first involves searching for possible solutions amongst the limited number of designs that provide the best utilization of cargo space, and the second involves parametric analysis in a prespecified range of the main design variables (i.e. length and breadth).

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  • Pagination: 17p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM